The Ballet

I actually don’t know this first girl. I love her expression though! What a way to start out the recital!

Who doesn’t love baby ballerina bums? I was surrounded by audience members who kept oohing and ahhing over the 3 year olds.



And that was as long as I stayed! After an hour’s worth of curtain call practice and two hours of loud music, I was done with the ballet.

As a side note, all these photos were taken without any flash – just the theater lights. Thank you, Nikon, for your wonderfully high ISO range!!!

26 Responses to The Ballet

  1. MaryRC April 25, 2008 at 3:46 pm #

    dig your blog. thank you much for the picture of raegan!! mary

  2. Mr. and Mrs. Corbett April 25, 2008 at 10:46 pm #

    seriously, when are you going to answer my previous question? what would it cost to have you come out sometime this summer and take pictures of me, chad and the boys??

  3. Jessica B Photography April 26, 2008 at 11:09 am #

    Seriously, I answered it when you asked it! (on the last post, that is)

  4. Grace April 28, 2008 at 10:12 am #

    Great job. I was shocked when you said you didn’t use flash. What ISO did you end up using? And how did you make them look not grainy?

  5. Jessica B Photography April 28, 2008 at 2:41 pm #

    I varied my settings through out the ballet, as their lighting kept changing. I am very much a manual person and don’t hardly like using “auto” anything. I stayed up in the HI 0.3, 0.7, and 1.0 which the user’s manual says is the equivalent of ISO 4000 – 6400. I recently bought the Nikon D300 (my Canon 20D got stolen out of my house!) and the ISO was a determining factor. So far I am loooooving it!!

  6. Grace April 29, 2008 at 6:45 pm #

    Oh my goodness!!! Mine only goes to 1600. What an amazing camera you have! I’m sorry your other one got stolen 🙁 That’s not fun.

    You really did an a amazing job with these pictures. You are so talented.

  7. Jen April 30, 2008 at 4:16 pm #

    Hey, I actually recognize a lot of those dancers now. Excellent.

    As always, very beautiful pictures. Every time Todd and I need nice pictures taken, can we just import you to wherever we end up?

  8. Jessica B Photography May 1, 2008 at 8:37 am #

    Yes! Will Travel!!! A little bit of work + vacation!! 🙂

  9. quivrful January 3, 2009 at 5:47 am #

    They all turned out great! Looks like a real fun time!

  10. Rey and Meegan January 3, 2009 at 6:20 am #

    Those are great! You look amazing! Please tell Mary “hello” for me. It has been a long time….

  11. Sylvia January 3, 2009 at 2:50 pm #

    Beautiful ladies indeed. Great gift idea.

  12. Linda January 3, 2009 at 4:34 pm #

    I am WOWED! You are all so beautiful-inside and out!

  13. The Jensen Family January 5, 2009 at 2:54 am #

    What a bunch of hotties!!

  14. Staci January 5, 2009 at 3:44 am #

    Listen, it was so much fun to get together with Jess and Becky and have a photo shoot! Becky is a natural, so I just tried to copy her. Jessica is a wiz, as you all know, and speedy, too! She just kept shooting and managed to catch a really pretty shot or two in between all the goofy expressions I made.

    Next time, I’d like all of you ladies to take part in the fun! I NEED you- one to tell me to quit smiling so dang big, another to give double-chin alerts, another to, well, trust me, there are lots of jobs!

    Thank you Miss Jessica! And I’ll see all of you at the next shoot in February!

  15. MaryRC January 5, 2009 at 5:42 am #

    uh yea take that down…. or photoshop those crepe eyes and wrinkles at least!! LOL im not down with reality in my photos…LOL Not to mention I have NO makeup on.. yeah please the photography is great but that girl needs a professional makeup artist.

    everyone else looks amazing… THEY HAVE MAKEUP ON TOO…

    youre right i am gonna kill you… you stinker!

    love ya but ….umm….. No!

  16. Staci January 5, 2009 at 3:51 pm #

    Mary. Are you kidding me about no make-up? All I see is a GORGEOUS woman, with perfect bone structure, incredible eyebrows above deep, almond-shaped eyes, plump lips like everyone wishes they had, thick luxurious hair that effortlessly falls into place… all working in perfect harmony to encase an even more beautiful mind!!!!! Trust me, you are certainly your own harshest critic! This is how you look without even trying to fancy up?!? STUNNING! SERIOUSLY!

  17. Jen January 5, 2009 at 5:00 pm #

    As always, you did a great job. What a bunch of beautiful wives!

  18. Amber January 6, 2009 at 9:15 pm #

    I saw this post on Saturday! A few weeks ago one of my best friends gave me the idea of the Valentines special on my blog. Crazy how great minds think alike huh? Beautiful pics by the way! You have such gorgeous friends!

  19. Lara January 7, 2009 at 2:31 am #

    Jess, I wanted to come along, but I had already gone over our Christmas budget – but I did have the idea for Valentines too – so I am all for that! Let me know when the day is and I will totally be there. Oh, and you are all GORGEOUS!! I love that last picture of you, Jess!

  20. Becky Sue January 7, 2009 at 6:43 pm #

    Glen loved the pictures. You truly have an amazing gift! I’m down for the Valentine photo shoot. I have tons of beautiful pictures of my girls, but It’s fun having pretty pictures of myself for a change. 🙂

    And, by the way Staci, You look just as beautiful in person as you do in those pictures. I think you’re too hard on yourself as well!!!!!

  21. quivrful January 7, 2009 at 10:35 pm #

    Hey Jess,
    Did you have braces? Your teeth are perfect.

  22. Jessica January 8, 2009 at 6:13 pm #

    Sheesh. Yes, I had braces.

    Thanks for all your great comments everybody! I’m glad you are all so pleased!

  23. Brittney Sandler January 9, 2009 at 9:52 am #

    I am trying to get ahold of you regarding some reception coverage, but can’t seem to locate your contact information. Serretta Barlow suggested I visit your site. Please contact me – brittneydsandler@gmail.com or (702) 328.2345. Thank you!

  24. Grace January 12, 2009 at 9:29 pm #

    Dang, you are so HOT jessica!!! You did a really nice job with all these photos.

  25. Mitch & Serretta Barlow January 16, 2009 at 6:29 pm #

    Wow! I love those pictures! So beautiful-I really love the ones whre the girl’s in the chair and the one os you! What a good idea!

  26. Mitch & Serretta Barlow January 16, 2009 at 6:30 pm #

    ha ha I mean where!

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